Today Racing Point announced that Four-time Formula 1 World Champion to join the team in a new era.

Ahead of Aston Martin’s long-awaited return to the Formula 1 grid in 2021, they are delighted to confirm that four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel has signed up to join the team.

The signing of Sebastian is a clear statement of the team’s ambition to establish itself as one of the most competitive names in the sport.

A Champion’s Pedigree
As a four-time World Champion, Sebastian brings a fresh mindset to the team. He is one of the most accomplished and respected drivers in world motorsport and knows what it takes to win at the highest level.

At the time of writing, he stands as a 53-time race winner, putting him third on the all-time list of Grand Prix victors with a further 67 podium finishes to his name.

His qualifying speed is equally impressive, starting on the front row of the grid 101 times throughout his career to date – 57 of which were from pole position.

Having claimed four consecutive titles with Red Bull Racing between 2010 – 2013 and multiple Grands Prix victories with Scuderia Ferrari in the years since, Sebastian’s experience and leadership qualities make him the perfect driver to help the team achieve its ambitions.

A Few Words

Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal, BWT Racing Point F1 Team
“Everybody at Silverstone is hugely excited by this news. Sebastian is a proven champion and brings a winning mentality that matches our own ambitions for the future as Aston Martin F1 Team. On a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, Sebastian is one of the best in the world, and I can’t think of a better driver to help take us into this new era. He will play a significant role in taking this team to the next level.”

Sebastian Vettel
“I am pleased to finally share this exciting news about my future. I’m extremely proud to say that I will become an Aston Martin driver in 2021. It’s a new adventure for me with a truly legendary car company. I have been impressed with the results the team has achieved this year and I believe the future looks even brighter. The energy and commitment of Lawrence (Stroll) to the sport is inspiring and I believe we can build something very special together. I still have so much love for Formula 1 and my only motivation is to race at the front of the grid. To do so with Aston Martin will be a huge privilege.”

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10 F1 Fan comments on “Aston Martin confirms Vettel for 2021 & beyond

  1. Alexander Key

    I'm happy for all involved, I want to see him get his mojo back and WIN races!

    People like him should be used not thrown away!

    Here's to many more years of Seb kicking ass and taking names!

  2. Frederick Curtis

    Racing Point is being foolish beyond belief! How loyal will any employee be now that the man who saved their jobs has been f**ked over? And for what reason, at this point in time Perez is a better Racer than Vettel, better Public figure, and better person? For years I've been a fan of the little team that could but I must let it be known they destroyed that in an afternoon!

  3. john d mann

    "man who saved their job"?? gimme a break he was one of 6 creditors who took the team to court for money owing ...He did not save their jobs , he just demanded to be paid as did the other 5 creditors who did the same and who aren't claiming any foolishness like he is.Formula one racing is not about finishing 10 th it is about winning and competing for #1. after 7 years and millions of dollars of pay he has an average points standing of 8th overall while with Racing Point
    182 starts
    0 championships
    0 wins
    0 pole positions
    8 podiums
    4 fastest laps
    He should have stepped aside because he is not producing for the team
    Racing Point is not going to put him back in the car if there is a much better option to score more championship points.2019 budget was $188 Million so why keep a mid field driver pay the team back by investing in a guy who is much better than Checo


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